Venkatachalapathi Tiruvenkatanathapuram

Venkatachalapathi, Tiruvenkatanathapuram

Vaishnavite Temples - Tirunelveli District


Venkatachalapathi, facing east


Sreedevi and Bhoodevi with the main deity, facing east

Other Deities

Garudan, Vishwaksenar, Ramanujar

Venkatachalapathi Tiruvenkatanathapuram is an east-facing temple with 3 Prakarams including the car street outside. Situated at a small elevation the temple is reached by climbing a flight of 12 steps. These steps represent the 12 Azhwars. The entrance Mantapam leads into an outer Prakaram which is sheltered on top. The inner Prakaram is entered through a 3 tiered gopuram. On the southern side of the Prakaram is a metal Garuda with folded wings and conch and disc in his hands which is considered a unique representation. The processional deity is Srinivasa Perumal with his consorts Sree Devi and Bhoodevi. Also present alongside is Alarmel Mangai Thaayar. South of the temple flows the Tamiraparani river from west to east and steps lead down to the river which is the holy water here at Venkatachalapathi Tiruvenkatanathapuram.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Sreenivasa Theertham section of Tamiraparani River.

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Venkatachalapathi Tiruvenkatanathapuram is an old temple that has been served by Viswanatha Nayak (1529– 1564 CE) and Thirumalai Nayak (1623–1659 CE). They have bathed in the Sreenivasa Theertham here, worshiped the Lord, and donated liberally to the Venkatachalapathi Tiruvenkatanathapuram temple.


Venkatachalapathi Tiruvenkatanathapuram is considered as the southern Tirupati and devotees who are unable to go to Tirupati provide their offerings to the lord here.


Venkatachalapathi Tiruvenkatanathapuram is about 9 kilometers southwest of Tirunelveli and situated at the base of the Kunnathur Hill. Around this hill are another Perumal Temple and a Navakailayam temple.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Tirunelveli.

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